Leaving the Sea

Leaving the Sea

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By (author) Ben Marcus

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  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 28mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847086357
  • ISBN 13: 9781847086358
  • Sales rank: 703,842

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A bold new short story collection from one of the most exhilarating and innovative writers of our time. The stories in Leaving the Sea take place in a world which is a distortion of our own, where strange illnesses strike at random and where people disappear without a trace. Ben Marcus has created a labyrinth populated by disturbed, weary men; from the frustrated creative writing teacher to the advocate of self-inhumation; from Paul, whose return home leads him further into his isolation, or Mather, whose child is sick, to an unnamed narrator who spends his lonely evenings calculating the probabilities of his mother's imminent demise. Dark, funny and utterly unique, Leaving the Sea showcases a writer at the height of his powers.

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BEN MARCUS is the author of The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, and McSweeney's. Marcus has received a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize. He is a professor at Columbia University in New York.